Author: M. Never
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Menage M/M/F
Page Count: 108
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Two seductive strangers.
One scandalous night.
A trinity of temptation.
It was only supposed to be a single encounter. A night stripped of sexual inhibitions.
We were never supposed to become romantically involved.
But they were alluring and irresistible.
They were also the enemy.
Their company wants to take the one thing that means anything to me.
Now, I’m navigating a dicey path. Loving two men who can destroy me in a multitude of ways. They can shatter my heart, wreck my dreams, but worst of all, demolish the only place I’ve ever called home.
I’ll be honest, I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. This was not my first M. Never book, and coming from outstanding, 5+ star, blazing hot reads from her other novels, I expected more from this one.
Trinity starts with our MC, Jenn. I liked Jenn. She was the cute little restaurant/bar owner who came from nothing but with a little help from a stranger and some elbow grease, she rose out of the ashes and managed to stay on top of it. She had this amazing backstory and I was so excited to learn about who she was as a person and how this changed her but I was a little disappointed because she just seemed shallow to me. I didn’t get to see that character that had persevered and had become the person that this story tries to portray her as.
Chase and Shane, on the other hand, had the fully developed character that I was expecting. Chase was the handsome and quiet one who kind of sat back and observed more than he spoke. Shane was a man of action who loved riding the waves and living life on the edge. The dynamic between the two of them and their love for each other seemed like it was there, but it wasn’t that burning, in-your-face, new love. They were relaxed with each other, and I loved reading about them together.
Throwing Jenn in the middle made the dynamic a little awkward. Jenn was already a character that I didn’t relate to much, but she also didn’t seem to fit with these two men… at least, at first. It wasn’t until the last two or three chapters of the book that I started to understand Jenn. There came a point in the novel where she broke emotionally as a character and that moment of vulnerability let me know who she really was. I almost wish I got to see that at the beginning of the novel as part of her character development because that was the missing piece of the puzzle that caused the disconnect between me as the reader and Jenn as the primary MC.
The last few chapters made this book a four star read. It was emotional, suspenseful, sexy, and incredibly endearing. The last four or so chapters are what I wished the rest of the book had been like. As a whole, it was a pretty good novel and a solid short-read. I would recommend it.